Substance Use Disorders (Graduate Certificate)

https://chhs.unh.edu/social-work/program/certificate/substance-use-disorders-graduate-certificate

About the Program

The Substance Use Disorders Graduate Certificate provides students with general and specific knowledge as well as skill building towards the development of this important practice specialty. Areas of study include: intake, assessment, treatment planning, case management, referral, crisis intervention, and the counseling of individuals, groups and families.

For additional information regarding the substance use disorder course requirements, contact our admissions team at unh.socialwork@unh.edu.

Who Should Apply?

  • Graduate students attending the University of New Hampshire Durham, Manchester, or Online.
  • Students from other disciplines and other universities, and non-matriculated students.
  • Students placed in a substance use disorders treatment program for their internship or practicum, and needing further knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals pursuing continuing education units (CEU) for a variety of state licenses. 
  • Social service workers from substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment agencies, hospitals, schools, judicial/correctional facilities, military/veteran programs.
  • Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge in substance use disorders and developing specialized practice skills.

Contact Information

For additional information regarding the substance use disorder course requirements, contact our admissions team at unh.socialwork@unh.edu.

Certificate Requirements

The Substance Use Disorders Graduate Certificate consists of 12 credit hours acquired through two required courses covering assessment, treatment and system theory and strengths perspectives of addiction and two other electives listed below.

Students are required to complete the following social work courses in no particular order:

SW 816Addiction Assessment3
SW 819Addiction Treatment3
Choose from two pre-approved electives below:6
Understanding Suicide
Research Methods in Social Work 1
Intimate Partner Violence
Trauma-Informed Practice in School Settings
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Leadership in Child Welfare)
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Social Work and the Military)
Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare (Forensic Mental Health)
Total Credits12

* Other substance use disorder related electives may be considered with the approval from the certificate coordinator.